24 January 2020
As grapes were never indigenous to Japan all grapevines had been
introduced to the region with the movement of the spice route and silk
roads over 2000 years. It is believed that about 1300 years ago
grapevines were introduced to Japan where the climate was too hot, cold,
wet - just too extreme - to grow grapes for wine!...
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23 January 2020
Inspired by the ancient wisdom and glittering nightlife of
the Far East, the concept of DRGN was born in 2012 - the Year of the Dragon -
during the decade its founder lived in the region. A fusion of Eastern alchemy
and Western science, DRGN Turmeric Super-drink was created to provide a natural
source of energy and wellness, but without caffeine.
The idea was...
21 January 2020
This is an independent, family owned and run microbrewery that is passionate about beer.
In 2005 Rick and Emma Keene decided to set up a brewery (as you do)! Rather than compete with the 100's of ale microbreweries, they took the bold decision to brew lagers like the Germans and Belgians.
In true Cotswold fashion Rick met a farmer...
Belu is proud
to announce that all their plastic bottles will be produced from 100% recycled
plastic bottles - l00% RPET. Their 50cl Still RPET bottle is already hitting shelves and will be followed by their other RPET range by end of January.
These Belu bottles are
made 100% from recycled bottles and are 100% recyclable.
100% of Belu profits go to the...
20 January 2020
Trip's CBD-infused drinks range
The range, which is manufactured in the UK, contains 15mg of CBD per
can as well as turmeric, ginseng and l-theanine. According to the
company, Trip aims to reclaim the negative connotations of "getting
high" and instead emphasise the positive "trips" people can embrace
The range comprises:
Elderflower Mint - with ginseng, l-theanine, mint, rooibos, chamomile...
17 January 2020
Bruichladdich whisky range is unpeated, floral and complex. Trickle distilled from 100% Scottish barley using much of the original Victorian machinery, the methods employed by their craftsmen have continued unchanged. This is natural whisky, non-chill filtered and colouring free.
With Burns night just around the corner on January 25th, here's a new tipple to our shelves you might want to...
16 January 2020
Taking inspiration from the past to make beer for the future, Box Steam Brewery has joined our cask ale offering with their humourously named Gym Dodger, their monthly showcase cask ale for January 2020!
Gustav Ernst invented the portable home gymnasium in 1861, alongside a manual of workouts for the discerning Victorian. He warned, though, that exercise was 'fatiguing...
This is the genuine article - Jan Woroneiki was born in the UK to a Polish father and has been involved in running eastern European restaurants for many years.
During that time he had sold - and drunk - hundreds of different vodkas and had sometimes glimpsed the potential for renewal in some of the smaller, old fashioned, Polish brands...
15 January 2020
Another drink to #Try during #Dry?
They started Square Root Soda from their kitchen in 2012 selling Ginger Beer at a local farmers market. Soon producing new flavours every week, they enlisted a 1920's delivery tricycle, Elsie, and started peddling around London serving the thirsty crowds at KERB street food markets.
Blown away by the demand, in 2013 they founded the...
13 January 2020
When Asahi Super Dry was introduced, it brought an entirely new genre of beer to Japan, and then to the world. Brewed to the authentic Japanese recipe to deliver its dry, crisp taste and quick clean finish, Asahi Super Dry complements all occasions. Its distinctive taste is known as Karakuchi (dry). A taste they are dedicated to mastering, by...
09 January 2020
Michael, our Beers and Ciders buyer's pick of the month is an innovative alcohol free beer from FREESTAR.
Well we had to go for a dry beer for January didn't we?
FREESTAR was started by three friends, who have pioneered an entirely new process to make alcohol free beer. They are the first and only alcohol free beer to blend...
08 January 2020
Giving life and living life, Lo Bros Kombucha bring zest,
oomph and fizz to everything that they do.
All of their kombuchas are alive - little communities of refreshing,
harmonious natural chemistry and full of gut-loving ingredients.
Taking inspiration from an ancient recipe, their kombucha is
fermented slow and steady in small batches with organic ingredients and
delicious natural flavours to create a refreshing brew...
10 January 2020
Willy's, is William Chase's latest venture. He has traded
potatoes for most of his life but was fortunate to inherit 200 acres of
untouched old, organic orchards when he moved to Laddin Farm in 2005, in a
little village called Little Miracle, a beautiful and fruitful place in
The apples from this orchard made the most incredible cider,
and having learnt the craft of...
20 December 2019
Established in 1798, Tobermory is the Isle of Mull's only
whisky distillery and one of the oldest commercial distilleries in Scotland.
In Mull, they celebrate creativity and are expressive in
nature. This is evident in the colourful houses of Tobermory, framed by the
rich and dramatic landscape of the beautiful island. This passion for art in
nature isn't just reflected in the harbour...
18 December 2019
Working with some of the world's most exciting brands, from famous and well-established distillers to talented up-and-comers, That Boutique-y Gin Company releases limited-edition, individually numbered batches of gin complete with fun, informative labels that are hand-illustrated for your customers' delight, often including gindustry (gin industry) folk and in-jokes.
The resulting bottled gin may take the form of fascinating tweaks...
16 December 2019
To many, there's no city like Dublin.
To celebrate, there's no whiskey like The Dubliner. Capturing the character of Dublin: the warm welcome, the fondness for company craic and conversation - it's all in one glass. Slainte!
New this month, The Dubliner is a special Irish whiskey that is distinctive and warm as it is smooth. A blend of single malt...
12 December 2019
Michael, our Beers and Ciders buyer's pick of the month is a non-alcoholic IPA from Jopen.
Throughout its rich history, the city of Haarlem, the Netherlands, was known for brewing beer. The constant quality of Haarlem's beers made them well-known across the borders.
Beer was traditionally freighted across the river in 'Jopen' - a beer barrel with a capacity of 112...
Frost is on the ground and fog clings to the hills whilst the
sun barely skims the horizon. Winter is here. What's the best way to stay warm?
Wine of course but the ultimate question is which?
Terrible weather aside, there is plenty to be cheerful about,
Christmas is upon us and if you're still debating what to serve throughout this joyous...
10 December 2019
Bolney Estate is one of the longest established English
vineyards and has been making award-winning English wines at its Sussex estate
for over 35 years. Located on the edge of the South Downs, about 14 miles from
the UK's south coast, the estate compromises five unique vineyard sites. The
vineyard manager, Sue Osgood, works tirelessly with the team to ensure the
ideal microclimate, leading...
09 December 2019
At Ashgrove Farm in rural Wiltshire, an old barn was
converted into Gritchie Brewery using natural resources from the Estate to give
people a taste of Britishness into their beers.
Gritchie Brewery marry together old world traditions with
new world ingredients; specially selected hops, blended with classic varieties
and new breeds to help shape each of their beer's flavour, making them
well-rounded and sessionable.
We want to make sure you have everything you need, especially in the run up to Christmas and New Year. Nothing will keep us from getting to you (babe)!
We hope you've found our personalised delivery schedule look-up helpful so you know when your last delivery is before Christmas, your first afterwards and in the New Year.... if you haven't...
29 October 2019
in full swing with the return of Pumpkin Spice Latte's, long forgotten
thick-knit jumpers and the seasonal favourite... 'isn't it getting dark early?'
Drink menus across the country are beginning to reflect this as everyone starts
to seek out their nearest fireplace, the next warming dish and something
seasonal in the glass. It is therefore the perfect time to refresh your...
Prohibition is over!
29,307 days after prohibition ended, The Bootlegger Family opened their doors in their first bar on Gloucester Road in Bristol. Since then the family have carried on its journey heading west, opening its doors at the top of Womanby Street in Cardiff, back to where the minds who conceived the idea grew up.
This month we...
Founded in 2019 by the Duncan and his family, with aspirations of replicating the luxurious bars of Mayfair, London, The Leafy Elephant is a stunning new bar in Wokingham that is definitely "more than a pub!"
With over 200 gins on their impressive back bar, this purpose built venue is all about the luscious experience (and it's not...
26 June 2019
Vermuteria, next door to Kings Cross, is an all-day café and bar serving creative food and drinks inspired by the origins of Vermouth distilling, established during the 18th Century in the city of Turin, and the great Vermouth bars of Italy and beyond.
This month's mixologist is Vermuteria's Head Barman, Jonathan Benoliel. A man who loves learning and is a...
14 May 2019
Our MD is on a quest, a journey to understand each area of our Nectar operation better.
Recently, Nigel joined our Warehouse Manager Rich out on the floor to learn what happens when an order is picked and wrapped ready for delivery next day... he may well have picked your order! Why not grab a drink and watch this...
16 April 2019
As they say, a dilapidated and overgrown walled kitchen garden, tucked away in the grounds of a tired country house hotel in the New Forest has a lot to answer for... and since 2011, this has led the way to inform everything The Pig does in the kitchen and mixology.
For this Mixologist's Diary feature we caught up with...
24 April 2019
Conker Spirits began life as Rupert's dream to get out of the big smoke, today his range includes three delicious gins and a stunning cold brew coffee liqueur, all distilled in their Dorset distillery.
Fast-forward 6 years, and it's clear the leap of faith was worth it. Meet Rupert in this short video as he (re) introduces his range to...
25 March 2019
With a new selection of innovative drinks to our portfolio this spring, we invited a handful of our suppliers into HQ so our teams could meet them, understand more and taste their new drinks. Alex from Long Tail Mixers chatted to us about the experience and how Long Tail came about!
Meet Alex in this short video and discover dark...
It's common knowledge that the UK is enjoying a gin revival, with an unprecedented array of craft gins launching in the marketplace, since Sipsmiths sparked important changes in the world of distillation back in 2009.
Around that time, Gary Whiter was about to embark on a Martini masterclass aboard the Queen Mary 2, while en route to New York. His...
This month we'd like you to meet Lloyd Brown, who heads up the Grey Bear Bar company, a bar consultancy and training company as well as being brand ambassador and distiller for Porters Perfection vodka (he's a busy man!).
Having worked with us closely for nearly a decade, and previously run the Venner Bar at The Bull Hotel in Bridport...
In the heart of Cardiff is Lab 22, a unique venue offering a truly scientific approach to your sense of mixology enjoyment. Sleek and chic yet abundant in character, Lab 22 is the place where real magic happens. A place where elements collide and senses come alive.
Lab 22 encourages the extraordinary and encourages the unusual. A creative cocktail bar...
This August we're heading over to Beaconsfield to meet Hannah Wainwright of The Treehouse and Laurie Othen who have 'talked all things tequila' with us.
The Treehouse was first established in 2010 and is part of Drinkwell Bars, a small bar group in the Chilterns. The Treehouse specialises in fantastic cocktails, a proportion of which are made with products made...
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